Gurney Married: A Sequel to Gilbert Gurney, Band 2

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Seite 94 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Seite 68 - The following question is started by one of the schoolmen : — Supposing the whole body of the earth were a great ball or mass of the finest sand, and that a single grain or particle of this sand should be annihilated every thousand years : Supposing then that you had it in your choice to be happy all the while this prodigious mass of sand was consuming by this slow method until there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after?
Seite 68 - ... there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after? Or, supposing that you might be happy for ever after on condition you would be miserable until the whole mass of sand were thus annihilated at the rate of one sand in a thousand years :— which of these two cases would you make your choice...
Seite 296 - I have the pleasure of the personal acquaintance of a very distinguished officer, whose lady having died in one of our colonies, and expressed a wish to be buried in England, was accordingly deposited in a cask of rum for the purpose of transport home, but...
Seite 37 - Next morning, early, Bolus rose ; And to the patient's house he goes, Upon his pad, Who a vile trick of stumbling had : It was, indeed, a very sorry hack ; But that's of course : For what's expected from a horse With an Apothecary on his back ? Bolus arrived ; and gave a doubtful tap, Between a single and a double rap.
Seite 7 - was a young lady of good family — it was a runaway match. I knew her well — intimately — poor girl, she died within a very short time of Millicent's birth, who, consequently, never knew a mother's care. Her death happened at a time when I had gone into the country for the benefit of my health ; and I had the melancholy satisfaction of being with her when she breathed her last. Her husband had been ordered abroad about two months before the event, which she survived only five weeks. I 'promised...
Seite 214 - altogether and intirely out of this,' as my friend Colonel O'Flynn says, and who tells me that he has quitted the place in his military capacity — whether this be so or not, I do not pretend to say — but I do not think it likely he will show himself here again in a civil character.
Seite 3 - Harriet for the possibility of his death," said Wells ; " and moreover, I am anxious to see her mother. I have had a very extraordinary communication from the Lieutenant touching his affair with Fanny, of which I do not exactly understand the meaning." " Come," said I, " let us be going ;" and we mechanically proceeded to prepare for our walk to Ashmead, both of us occupied with a variety of feelings of the most unpleasant character. During the trajet, however, Wells imparted to me some particulars...
Seite 284 - ... never come to any of your ears. You none of you guess, I believe, that the young scapegrace was off to Australia when his penitent fool of a guardian thought he had shut himself up somewhere, all in the dumps, because of their quarrel ? When we were good friends together, he told us all about it ; and if he had behaved as he ought to have done, I would never have said a word to any body on the subject — but he has provoked me, I won't deny it.
Seite 6 - I have got so completely habituated to the ways of her family, that it is most painful to myself and, I cannot help feeling, rather unfair to her, to break off such an engagement. However, as I fairly told her father, it would be madness in me to marry her without adequate means for her support — the wife of a subaltern, with, perhaps, half a dozen children, destined to be stowed away in a bare-walled den in barracks, or cooped up in country quarters in a two-windowed drawing-room over a chandler's...

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